Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Author Spotlight/Giveaway: J.B. Salsbury

Bestselling author JB Salsbury lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two kids. She spends the majority of her day as a domestic engineer. But while she works through her daily chores, a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles claws away at her subconscious, begging to be released to the page. Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to sink her free time into novel writing. Fighting for Flight is her first novel in the MMA romance series.


What inspired you to write Fighting for Flight?

Oh how fun! Um..what inspired me to write Flight. How much time do you have? Lol! Nah... Honestly, I'm an avid romance reader. I always have my nose buried in my Kindle. I adore a good romance that involves a big tough, larger than life, alpha male who has a take-no-shit attitude. I'd read a sports romance that revolved around an MMA fighter and thought, "Damn, these guys are tough!" I mean, what's tougher than a dude who's trained in three different styles of fighting? There weren't a lot of MMA romances available at the time, so I thought I'd take a shot at it. And Jonah The Assassin Slade was born. Now there are a lot more MMA romances and I couldn't be happier about that. It's an intense sport. The men and women who train in MMA are some of the most insane athletes around! I'm proud to write about the sport and the athletes who devote their lives to it.

What inspired you to write in general?
What inspired me to try writing? In a nutshell, other indie authors. I discovered an entire world that I didn't know existed when I got a Kindle. I would read these amazing stories and immediately Google-stalk the authors. The more I learned about them, the more I realized that they were all women who love romance and had an idea. I thought, "I love romance, and I have an idea. Maybe...." *lightbulb moment* Success stories like that of Jamie McGuire, EL James, Kristen Ashley, SC Stephens, and a host of others, moved me to action. I knew I'd never see a tenth of their success, but I thought why not give it a try?
Fighting for Flight is the first thing I'd ever written. Fighting to Forgive is the second. However, I have a huge box of very interesting poetry and song lyrics that I wrote in high school and college. It's all chained up, locked and hidden away with the hope that no one will ever have to be exposed to the dark and morbid ramblings of my juvenile mind.

Book 1

                                    Fighting for Flight (Fighting #1)

What happens when in order to win, you’re forced to lose?

The only daughter of an infamous Las Vegas pimp, Raven Morretti grew up an outsider. Liberated from the neglectful home of her prostitute mother, she finds solace as a mechanic. With few friends, she’s content with the simple life. Flying under the radar is all she knows, and more than she expects.

Until she catches the eye of local celebrity, UFL playboy Jonah Slade. 

Weeks away from his title fight, Jonah is determined to stay focused on everything he’s trained so hard to achieve. Undefeated in the octagon, he’s at the height of his career. But resisting Raven’s effortless allure and uncomplicated nature is a fight he can’t win. 

Jonah trades in his bad-boy reputation and puts his heart on the line. But when her father contacts her, setting in motion the ugly truth of her destiny, Jonah must choose. In a high-stakes gamble where love and freedom hang in the balance, a war is waged where the price of losing is a fate worse than death.

Will the hotheaded Jonah be able to restrain his inner fighter to save the woman he loves? 

Or will Raven be forced into a life she’s been desperate to avoid?

Buy Links
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BLADDIY
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BLADDIY
Book 2

                                                Fighting to Forgive (Fighting #2)

What do you do when everything you avoid, turns out to be exactly what you need?
Easy and predictable, just the way he likes it, Blake Daniels flies through life the way he burns through women: on his terms, no regrets.
With his fighting career in full swing, he's on the threshold of title contention. But when his training is compromised by injury, the stakes grow impossibly higher. The rage that fuels his punches also chips away at his focus, and he risks losing everything he cares about.
He won’t let that happen. Not again.
Layla’s through with men. After a marriage that never should’ve happened, she hopes to reclaim the pieces of the woman she lost years ago.
Emotional abuse has left her insecure and terrified. A master at faking what she’s not feeling, she masks her self-doubt in false confidence.
She’ll never let another man hurt her. Not again.
Chased by shadows of the past, Blake and Layla know what they don’t want, but their hearts have a different plan. As a web of lies and betrayal threatens to destroy them, they’re forced to make a choice.
Is love enough to heal even the deepest wounds?

Or will they be left Fighting to Forgive?
Buy Links
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00EYFQD8U
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EYFQD8U


  1. Love JB and her books!!!
    J.B's #1fan!!!!

  2. Have yet to read one of your books but I can tell they're all promising! :)

  3. I have Fighting for Flight, but I haven't read it yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I have read Fighting For Flight & I loved it!!! I cannot wait to read the next one!!

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  6. LOVED Fighting for Flight!! Can't wait to read Fighting to Forgive!

  7. Yes!!! FFF is one of my favorite books <3

  8. I read Fighting for Flight and LOVED it!!!!